Update, 10:50 a.m.: Several residents report that the shooting took place in the courtyard outside of 84 and 86 Carlton Avenue, rather than indoors as originally reported.
The victim, a 20-year-old man named Justin, lived in 86 Carlton with his mother. He was a recent graduate of Susan S. McKinney High School on Park Avenue.
Larry Grinnage, a resident of 84 Carlton, told Patch: "He was a nice kid. He just graduated high school. He was taking college courses. He'd never been arrested or anything like that. Never got into any kind of trouble. It's sad. He was just happy as hell the other day. His mother bought him a PlayStation 3."
A 20-year-old man was pronounced dead on arrival at Brooklyn Hospital after being shot Monday night in the chest at Whitman Houses, police said.
The incident occurred at 9:20 p.m. in the third floor hallway of a building located at 84 Carlton Ave., according to police.
The homicide is the first for the year in the 88th Precinct, which covers Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.
No word from police about any suspects.
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